Sitejet Builder


Last modified: February 5, 2024

Note:

The following cPanel & WHM versions support the Sitejet Builder plugin:

  • cPanel & WHM version 110
  • cPanel & WHM version 116 and later

Overview

The Sitejet Builder interface allows you to view and manage your Sitejet domains. The Sitejet Builder interface is fully integrated with the Sitejet Website Builder (Content Management System) website. You can use the Sitejet Website Builder (CMS) to create and design a website for your domain. Then, you can publish it with your cPanel account.

Sitejet Website Builder (CMS) allows you to personalize the appearance of your website with a drag-drop editor or start from scratch and build your website from the ground up. Every template is fully customizable.

Warning:

When you publish a Sitejet website, the system will remove all files and subdirectories from the selected domain’s document root directory. This includes the .htaccess file and any subdirectories.

You can view and manage a domain’s document root directory in cPanel’s Domains interface (cPanel » Home » Domains » Domains).

Create a new domain

To create a domain, click Create A New Domain. The system will redirect you to the Domains interface (cPanel » Home » Domains » Domains). To build a Sitejet website for your new domain, return to the Sitejet Builder interface (cPanel » Home » Domains » Sitejet Builder).

Domains table

The Sitejet Builder interface lists all the domains associated with your account. For each domain, you can take actions to manage your website, preview your website, choose a new template for your website, or build a new website using the Sitejet Website Builder (CMS).

Website Name

The column under Website Name lists all domains associated with your account. Click Website Name to sort the list alphabetically by account name.

Actions

Each domain the column lists has one or more actions available for you to manage the website for the domain. The actions will be different depending on if you made the website with Sitejet.

Options Description
Details Click Details to preview your website. You can change the look of your website by clicking Edit Site or select a new template by clicking Change Template.
Change Template Click Change Template to select a new template for your website. The Choose Template interface will appear.
Edit Site Click Edit Site to edit an existing Sitejet website. The system will redirect you to the Sitejet Website Builder (CMS) website.
Build with Sitejet Click Build With Sitejet to create a new Sitejet website. The Choose Template interface will appear.

Build with Sitejet

To create a website for your domain, perform the following steps:

  1. Click Build with Sitejet for the domain. The Choose Template interface will appear.
  2. Once you have chosen a template and personalized your website in the Sitejet Website Builder (CMS), click Publish (Publish). The system will redirect you to the Sitejet Builder interface and will publish your design to the domain’s document root directory.
    • If your domain’s document root already contains files, the system will prompt you to confirm publication. Publication will delete all files and directories in your domain’s document root directory.
    • If the publication process will cause your cPanel account to exceed its disk quota, the system will prompt you to free up additional space before you can publish your Sitejet website.

The Choose Template interface

The Choose Template interface allows you to select a template for your website.

Select a template

You can filter template options by selecting a category from the list. For instance, to create a new cooking website, click Gastronomy for food-inspired templates.

Once you have selected a filter, the preview thumbnails will update.

To choose or view a template, mouse over the preview and select one of the following options:

  • Choose — Click to select the template.
  • View — Click to see a preview of the template in desktop, tablet, or mobile formats.

Once you have selected a template, the system will redirect you to the Sitejet Website Builder (CMS) website. For more information on how to use the Sitejet Website Builder (CMS), read Sitejet’s Sitejet Website Builder (CMS) documentation.

Why can’t I build a Sitejet website?

You may see a domain listed in the Sitejet Builder interface that does not allow the creation of a website with Sitejet. The following issues may be impacting your ability to create a website with Sitejet:

Shared document root

You cannot use a shared document root directory with Sitejet. To resolve this issue, do one of the following:

  1. Use the Main domain.
  2. Create a new domain.
  3. Delete the second dependent domain.

You can now create a Sitejet website for that domain.

For more information on domains, read our Domains interface (cPanel » Home » Domains » Domains) documentation.

Redirected website

A redirect allows you to make one domain redirect to another domain, either for a website or a specific web page. For example, your can create a redirect so that www.example.com automatically redirects users to www.example.net. You cannot use a redirected website with Sitejet.

To resolve this issue, perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Redirects interface (cPanel » Home » Domains » Redirects).
  2. Navigate to Current Redirects. Locate the desired redirected domain and click Delete. A confirmation box will appear.
  3. Click Remove Redirect. A success message will appear.

You can now create a Sitejet website for that domain.

Document root directory contains files

If your document root directory contains files, you cannot publish a website with Sitejet. To resolve this issue, you must delete the files in this folder. If you wish to save a backup of your files, perform the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the Domains interface (cPanel » Home » Domains » Domains).
  2. Click on the Document Root listed next to the desired domain. The File Manager interface (cPanel » Home » Files » File Manager) will appear.
  3. Click Select All in the menu.
  4. Then, click Compress in the toolbar. The Compress text box will appear.
  5. Select Zip Archive.
  6. The system will use the name of the first file in the directory by default. You can use this name or change it to something else. For example, /public_html/backup.zip.
  7. Then, click Compress Files. This will compress all files in your document root directory.
  8. Find the compressed file and select it. Then, click Download from the toolbar.

Your backup will download from the document root directory to your local machine. You can now delete the files from this directory.

You can now create a Sitejet website for that domain.

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